Patent Model - Life-Preserving State-Room for Navigable Vessels

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Henry Hallock (b.1822, d.1891), Patentee
Production date
Jun 01 1858
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Iron, wood, copper
7 x 6 1/8 x 10" (17.8 x 15.6 x 25.4cm)
2 15/16lbs (1.34kg)
Hallock's patent "Consists in an air tight state room for steamboats, etc., so constructed and arranged that it shall, in the event of the hull of the boat sinking, be capable of automatically detaching itself therefrom and of floating, and when detached and floating shall be under the control, to a certain extent, of its occupants, and also shall afford ventilation, food, water and light to them during the period they are out to sea." (Patent Number 20,426)
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